Monday, January 30, 2017

CBRM councillor says council needs diversity training to avoid 'unnecessary dramatics' - CBC

Originally published: January 26, 2017

Coun. Amanda McDougall concerned about debate tone; mayor promises to enforce 'strict guidelines'

A councillor with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality says council may need diversity training to avoid "unnecessary dramatics," after her colleagues questioned her abilities during a debate this week.

"We should probably take some time to reflect on this situation and come together," said Amanda McDougall, councillor for Glace Bay-Donkin-Albert Bridge. "Do we need some sort of diversity and equality training? It seems like that would be a pretty good idea."

McDougall was chosen by the nominating committee Tuesday to sit on the Nova Scotia solid waste resource management committee, but some councillors asked the committee to reconsider.